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AMC Joins Forces With UK’s Channel 4 For Humans

15 October 2014 3:15 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s time to get excited about TV science fiction again, as Us cable network AMC partners with UK broadcaster Channel 4 to produce Humans – an eight episode series to be co-produced by UK company Kudos (Broadchurch). The project is an adaptation of the Swedish science fiction-drama titled Real Humans that aired in 2012. That source material was written by Lars Lundstrom and was described by critics as “creepy as hell,” so this English language version – from the pens of Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) – looks very promising indeed.

Originally developed for release on Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment platform, the show is set in an alternative, current reality, in which the must-have gadget for households is a “synth,” which are highly developed robotic servants that are incredibly realistic in terms of their resemblance to mankind. Such hardware is not always within easy financial reach for the average suburban family, however, »

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‘Humans’ Cast Includes William Hurt, Katherine Parkinson & Neil Maskell

15 October 2014 12:33 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

We recently reported that AMC has teamed up with Kudos and Channel 4 for a drama series called Humans that takes place in an alternate reality in which families own advanced robotic servants, one of whom begins to act of its own will—a premise that might call to mind images of I, Robot or Bicentennial Man. Now the cast of Humans has been revealed and fans of Dark City and Kill List should be pleased.

Press Release – “William Hurt (A History of Violence, Damages), Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), Tom Goodman-Hill (The Devil’s Whore, Mr Selfridge), Colin Morgan (Merlin, The Fall), Rebecca Front (The Thick Of It, Just William), Neil Maskell (Utopia, The Mimic) and Gemma Chan (Dates, Fresh Meat) are to star in Humans – the ambitious new co-production from Channel 4, AMC and Kudos.

Humans is set in a parallel present where the latest »

- Derek Anderson

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Oscar Winner William Hurt Joins AMC's Sci-Fi Drama Humans

15 October 2014 7:35 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

William Hurt is about to explore the age-old subject of “man vs machine.”

The Oscar-winning actor (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Damages) is set to star in AMC’s new eight-part drama series Humans, which is “set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ — a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart.”

Hurt will play George Millican, a widower who forges something akin to a father-son relationship with “his out-of-date synth Odi.”

Humans will also star Katherine Parkinson (The It Crowd, The Honourable Woman), as an ambitious working mother »

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William Hurt to Star in AMC's 'Humans' (Exclusive)

15 October 2014 6:07 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

William Hurt is going sci-fi for AMC. The actor and Damages alum will star in futuristic drama Humans for the cable network and the U.K.'s Channel 4, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Read more AMC Lands Xbox Drama Series 'Humans' Humans, previously developed for Xbox, is an eight-episode co-production with U.K. broadcaster Channel 4. The series, from British writing team Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) is an English-language adaptation of Sveriges Television and Matador Film's acclaimed series Real Humans. U.K. indie production banner Kudos (Broadchurch) will produce the series, which was originally planned to share a

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Merlin's Colin Morgan and more cast in C4 sci-fi Humans

14 October 2014 5:26 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Channel 4/AMC co-production Humans, adapted from the Swedish original, features Colin Morgan, Katherine Parkinson, Neil Maskell and more...

This looks promising. Channel 4 and AMC have announced the cast of Humans, their forthcoming English-language take on Swedish sci-fi series, Real Humans (pictured), the story of a near-future world in which robots or 'Synths' are commonly used as domestic servants.

Leading the series will be The It Crowd's Katherine Parkinson and Mr Selfridge's Tom Goodman-Hill, as a couple who purchase a refurbished 'synth' (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit's Gemma Chan) to attempt to relieve their household workload. Those two will be joined by Merlin's Colin MorganUtopia's Neil MaskellGame Of Thrones' Will Tudor, 24: Live Another Day's Emily Berrington and The Thick Of It's Rebecca Front.

British writers Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks) are writing the eight-part series, which begins filming in and around London this year. »

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Final "Wallander" Season Begins Filming

9 October 2014 2:01 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

BBC One has announced production is set to begin on a final three-part series of the Sir Kenneth Branagh-led detective drama "Wallander".

Filming will commence shortly on a trilogy of 90-minute episodes which will adapt the two remaining works by Henning Mankell featuring the character.

The first will be based on the 1993 novel "The White Lioness" which James Dormer ("Spooks") is adapting. The other two will be a two-part adaptation of Mankell's final novel "The Troubled Man" which Peter Harness ("Doctor Who") will adapt.

In a statement, Branagh says: "I always approach each series of Wallander with anticipation and excitement, but this last series of films contain some of the greatest challenges the character has ever faced. It's a privilege to try to meet them, and I look forward to a great Swedish Autumn working on Henning Mankell's masterly creation."

Branagh has played the role in nine TV »

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French TV Benefits From Strong Local Shows, International Co-Productions

8 October 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

France has always considered itself to be a mecca of world cinema, while tending to disdain its homegrown television fiction. But that has changed as the country forges a reputation for edgy miniseries. In fact, on the business side, international TV fiction sales rose 30% between 2011 and 2013.

The main driver of the change is not international coin, but the need to maintain domestic auds. “French viewers are used to watching U.S. shows,” says Laetitia Recayte, CEO at Newen Distribution. “French TV fiction has to draw closer to U.S. models. Canal Plus paved the way, with shows like ‘Spiral,’ but now all French broadcasters are following suit.”

Successful genres include noirish crime dramas and mystery thrillers. One example is Haut et Court’s supernatural thriller “The Returned,” which whetted Blighty appetites for similar fare.

Newen is now repping mystery thriller “Witnesses,” from network France 2, and already has bids from the U. »

- Martin Dale

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Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie to star in new TV spy series

6 October 2014 4:08 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie are to star together in a new TV series.

The Thor actor and House star will lead the cast of The Night Manager, based on John Le Carre's novel, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The BBC will air the series in the UK, and is currently seeking a Us network to co-produce and screen the adaptation in America.

An espionage novel published in 1993, The Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine, a British soldier turned auditor for a luxurious hotel.

Pine crosses paths with Sophie, a French-Arab woman with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketeer who made his fortune from weapons deals.

After Sophie is killed, Pine works with intelligence operatives and goes undercover as part of a sting against Roper to avenge her death.

The new TV adaptation - written by David Farr (Spooks, Hanna) - would mark Laurie's first major television role since »

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New Who Review: “Kill the Moon”

5 October 2014 4:00 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

It’s the classic time travel question – would you kill a dangerous killer in their crib, before they’ve actually done anything?  Well, what is you weren’t sure the baby was going to do anything?  What if you were asked to…

Kill The Moon

By  Peter Harness

Directed by Paul Whilmshurst

Clara speaks to the entire Earth – they run the risk of the Earth being destroyed if they don’t kill an innocent being.  “The man who normally helps” is nowhere to be found, and a decision must be made.  Flashing backwards, we learn that Coal Hill student Courtney Woods has not reacted well to her brief run on the Tardis.  The Doctor told her she “wasn’t special”, a comment she’s taken to heart.  Clara asks him to apologize; he instead offers her a chance to be the first woman on the Moon.

Alas, all is not well there. »

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Hiddleston, Laurie Join Le Carre's "Night"

4 October 2014 4:51 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

"House" star Hugh Laurie and Marvel actor Tom Hiddleston are teaming on the limited espionage drama TV series "The Night Manager" based on the 1993 novel by John Le Carre.

The story follows Jonathan Pine, a British soldier turned luxurious hotel night auditor. Pine crosses paths with a French-Arab woman named Sophie with ties to Richard Onslow Roper, an English black marketer who specializes in weapons.

The woman provides Pine with incriminating documents, which he forwards to a friend in British intelligence. After Sophie winds up dead, Pine works with intelligence operatives and goes undercover as part of a sting against Roper.

The BBC and Ink Factory are co-producing the project which David Farr ("Hanna," "Spooks") is penning the adaptation of, with offers for a straight-to-series pickup from multiple U.S. networks reportedly out.

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Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston to Star in John le Carre Limited Series (Exclusive)

3 October 2014 9:43 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston are coming to TV in an espionage drama. The duo is set to star in a TV adaptation of John le Carre's The Night Manager, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter, with Wme fielding multiple offers from U.S. networks for a straight-to-series pickup. The drama is being developed in partnership with the BBC, which will air the series in the U.K. Ink Factory (A Most Wanted Man) is producing. David Farr (Hanna, Spooks) will pen the adaptation. See more Faces of Fall 2014 Published in 1993, le Carre's Night Manager follows Jonathan Pine,

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David Morrissey, Clémence Poésy join The Ones Below

30 September 2014 11:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

David Morrissey and Clémence Poésy have been cast in The Ones Below.

The Walking Dead and Harry Potter stars will feature in David Farr's directorial debut.

Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and Laura Birn (A Walk Among the Tombstones) will also star in the psychological thriller.

The Ones Below centres around two couples who live in upstairs and downstairs flats.

The neighbours are both expecting babies, but while the upstairs mother-to-be is nervous about the future, the downstairs neighbour's excitement hides a sinister secret.

British acting veteran Morrissey has recently been playing the Governor in AMC's comic book adaptation The Walking Dead.

Poésy is best known for her role as Fleur Delacour in the Harry Potter films.

Farr was the screenwriter on Hanna and Spooks.

The Ones Below has begun shooting in London. »

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Colm McCarthy interview: Peaky Blinders, Sherlock, Dr Who

30 September 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We chat to director Colm McCarthy about the new series of Peaky Blinders, drunk Sherlock, and Doctor Who’s mysteries…

Warning: contains a spoiler for Spooks series 7.

As period-gangster drama Peaky Blinders returns to BBC 2 for a second series, we caught up with director Colm McCarthy (Sherlock - The Sign Of Three, Doctor Who - The Bells Of St. John, Spooks) for a chat about the mythology of the new series, working with Tom Hardy and Cillian Murphy, Matt Smith riding a motorbike up the Shard, drunken Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, and er, manual sex in 1920s night clubs...

You’ve come in to direct the second series of Peaky Blinders after its look and performances have already been established. Do you take your cues from what’s gone before or do you approach it thinking, ‘right, what am I going to change?’

Both of those things. I’ve »

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Clémence Poésy, David Morrissey Ascend ‘The Ones Below’ From ‘Hanna’ Scribe David Farr

30 September 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Hanna co-writer David Farr is making his feature directing debut with The Ones Below, a psychological thriller that’s just kicked off principal photography in London. Not to be confused with Legendary and Universal’s current catacombs pic As Above/So Below, The Ones Below focuses on two affluent couples living above and below each other whose lives become fatally interlinked. Clémence Poésy (The Tunnel, Harry Potter), David Morrissey (The Walking Dead), Stephen Campbell Moore (The History Boys) and Finnish actress Laura Birn (A Walk Among The Tombstones) star in the ensemble that’s also scripted by Farr.

The story follows upstairs couple Kate (Poésy) and Justin (Campbell Moore) who are expecting their first baby, and Jon (Morrissey) and Teresa (Birn) who move in downstairs and are also expecting a child. In contrast to Kate, Teresa is full of joy at the prospect of imminent motherhood. Pregnancy brings the women together in shared confidence, »

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Doctor Who: See first-look pictures from new episode 'Kill the Moon'

30 September 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

New pictures from Doctor Who's next episode 'Kill the Moon' have debuted online.

The BBC sci-fi's latest episode has been written by Peter Harness (Wallander) and directed by Paul Wilmshurst (Da Vinci's Demons).

The official synopsis for 'Kill the Moon' reads: "In the near future, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon.

"Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. When Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life."

Hermione Norris (Spooks, The Crimson Field) makes a guest appearance in the episode, playing the character Lundvik.

Ellis George also reprises her role of outspoken schoolgirl Courtney Woods, introduced to viewers in last week's 'The Caretaker'.

'Kill the Moon' was partly shot on location in Lanzarote, »

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'Doctor Who' Season 8, Episode 7 Trailer: Kill the Moon!

29 September 2014 7:29 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

"Hello, Earth! We have a terrible decision to make: An innocent life versus the future of all mankind..." Clara and the Time Lord head to the moon in a new trailer for next week's episode of Doctor Who, "Kill the Moon", airing Saturday, October 4 at 9 Pm Et on BBC America.

In the near future, the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara (Jenna Coleman) find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon. Crash-landing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of corpses, vicious spider-like creatures poised to attack, and a terrible dilemma. But when Clara turns to the Doctor for help, she gets the shock of her life. With special guest star Hermione Norris (Mi-5, Wire in the Blood).

Will the life of one innocent person be spared to ensure the future of all humanity? Will the Time Lord and Clara actually "kill the »

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Jeremy Thomas to head London Film Festival jury

23 September 2014 5:39 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Other jurors across London’s competitions include Sally Hawkins, James McAvoy, James Corden and Dexter Fletcher.

British producer Jeremy Thomas to to head the Official Competition jury at the 58th BFI London Film Festival (Oct 8-19).

Thomas’s career as producer and executive producer spans Nicolas Roeg’s Bad Timing (1978), Bernardo Bertolucci’s Oscar-winner The Last Emperor (1987), David Cronenberg’s Crash (1996), Wim Wender’s Pina (2011) and Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive (2013).

He will preside over a jury that comprises last year’s Best Film Award nominee Ahmad Abdalla (Rags & Tatters), actress Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), film producer and programme advisor Lorna Tee (Postcards from the Zoo), actor James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and film critic Scott Foundas.

Jury members who will present work at the festival include Abdalla, whose film Decor receives its world premiere; Hawkins, who features in Morgan Matthews’ debut feature X + Y; and James McAvoy who stars in The Disappearance »

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Michelle Yeoh, Max Beesley join Strike Back's final series

23 September 2014 2:10 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Michelle Yeoh and Max Beesley will appear in the fifth and final series of Strike Back.

Sullivan Stapleton and Philip Winchester will be back as Strike Back leads Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge, with Robson Green (Philip Locke), Michelle Lukes (Sgt Richmond) and Milauna Jackson (Kim Martinez) also returning.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon's Yeoh - in her first ever role for television - will play the wife of the British Ambassador to Thailand, with Tim McInnerny (Blackadder, Spooks) playing her husband.

Mad Dogs star Beesley takes on the role of an ex-pat gangster in the new episodes, which will also feature guest appearances from Game of Thrones actor Michael McElhatton, Highlander: The Series star Adrian Paul and Spartacus actor Dustin Clare.

Completing the cast are Will Yun Lee (The Wolverine), James Wilby (Gosford Park), Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones) and Christian Antidormi (Spartacus: War Of The Damned).

Cameron Roach, »

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AMC, Kudos, and Channel 4 Team Up for ‘Humans’

22 September 2014 12:48 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Wouldn’t you like a robot to take care of the tasks you don’t want to? AMC, Kudos, and Channel 4 announced a co-production deals for Humans, a new series where families own advanced robotic servants, but we have a feeling that all is not what it seems…

“Kudos, Channel 4 and AMC today announce a new co-production deal for the bold and ambitious drama series Humans, which is set to start filming this Autumn.

Humans” is set in a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a ‘Synth’ – a highly-developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences.

The new deal is brokered by Dan Isaacs COO Kudos, Kerry Ball Senior Vice President of digital Business Development, »

- Jonathan James

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Xbox Sci-Fi Series Humans Lands on AMC

21 September 2014 12:00 PM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

AMC will be picking up the domestic rights to  Xbox's sci-fi drama series Humans. Xbox committed to an eight-episode first season for the show, which is being written by the British writing team of Sam Vincent and Jonathan Brackley (Spooks). 

Humans is an English-language adaptation of the Sveriges Television and Matador Films series Real Humans. The story is set in "a parallel present where the latest must-have gadget for any busy family is a 'synth' — a highly developed robotic servant eerily similar to its live counterpart. In the hope of transforming the way they live, one strained suburban family purchases a refurbished synth only to discover that sharing life with a machine has far-reaching and chilling consequences."

AMC jumped in on the show after Microsoft opted to shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios, which is its original programming studio. That decision left original series like Humans and the Steven Spielberg-produced »

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